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Description - Growing Up with Epilepsy by Lynn Bennett Blackburn

Children with epilepsy can grow into independent, effective adults. To do this, they need discipline to build appropriate behavior, social skills so that they will be accepted, and the educational background that provides the basis for eventual employment. The goal of this book is to provide you with the tools to discipline your child, to support social development and to negotiate the educational system, being an effective advocate for your child. The unpredictability of seizures and the potential side-effects of medication often results in confusion about what is fair to expect for the child with epilepsy. Confronting misunderstanding from others leaves you in the role of epilepsy educator, a role that you may feel ill-prepared to undertake. Each stage in your child's life provides unique issues to address, issues ranging from finding day care to school programming to driving. Children with epilepsy can grow into independent, effective adults. To do this, they need discipline to build appropriate behavior, social skills so that they will be accepted, and the educational background that provides the basis for eventual employment. The goal of this book is to provide you with the tools to discipline your child, to support social development and to negotiate the educational system, being an effective advocate for your child.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781888799743
ISBN-10: 1888799749
Format: Paperback
(152mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 161
Imprint: Demos Medical Publishing
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lynn Bennett Blackburn

Lynn Bennett Blackburn, Ph.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She works with the families and children receiving care through the Pediatric Epilepsy Center, a joint program of Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, as well as serving on the Professional Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of the St. Louis Region. She has approached the task of creating a practical guide for parents from the perspective of the questions raised by the families she serves and her experience as a parent to her own children.